2015 Mission Presentation

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Mission 2015 Presentation
General Aims
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For people of all ages to be impacted by
the gospel and for some to make a
personal commitment to Christ
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To see an increase in attendance at all
services
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To extend to outsiders a warm welcome
when they attend church ensure their
experience of worship is positive and
encouraging
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Mission 2015 Presentation
General Aims
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That our children and young people will
grow in their knowledge and love of God
and experience Christ in a personal way.
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The church body will have an increasing
awareness of how they can respond to and
serve the local community beyond the
church family
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Members of the church will be encouraged
in their faith and have a greater desire to
serve God.
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Statistics - Holywood
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Holywood Population
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Average Attendance
400
390
380
370
Av. Sunday
Attendance
360
350
340
330
320
Year
2008
Year
2009
Year
2010
Year
2011
Year
2012
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2015 Mission Presentation
Worship Action Plan
Objecive 1
◦ To review and improve the effectiveness of the
welcome arrangements at each service
Actions
◦ Form a team, representing each service, to
review welcome arrangements and implement
changes e.g.
◦ using ‘the peace’ as a time to look out for and
include everyone
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2015 Mission Presentation
Worship Action Plan
Actions
 Newcomers to be personally invited and
accompanied for coffee in the Parish
Centre (Family Service)
 Welcome Teams/Church Wardens to
identify absent members and ask Pastoral
Visiting Team to follow up
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Mission 2015 - Worhip
Actions:
 using welcome packs for new comers
and those attending baptisms and
weddings
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2015 Mission Presentation
Worship Action Plan
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Objective 2
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To enhance pastoral care over the wider
church family
Actions:
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Form and train a lay Pastoral Visiting Team to
compliment the pastoral work of the clergy.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Worship Action Plan
Objective 2
Actions
• Identify issues for the Pastoral Visiting Team
to address e.g. following up families who
have had a child baptized recently and
inviting the parents to church or other
activities, or visit those who have stopped
coming to church, or are coming
infrequently.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Worship Action Plan
Objective 3
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To enhance congregational involvement at
worship services including youth
involvement and to improve the quality
of worship at all services
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2015 Mission Presentation
Worship Action Plan
Actions:
 Facilitate more youth participation at the
9.45, 11.30 and 7pm services.
Participation could include praying,
reading, speaking, personal testimony and
music.
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Introduce more creativity and variety in
the services. This might include having
more visiting speakers.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Worship Action Plan
Actions
 Create more opportunities for the
different congregations to interact
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Review the Action Plan at the Mission
Committee throughout the Year of
Mission
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan
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Objective 1
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To engage, support and connect adult
parent/carer attendees at our weekly PreSchool Praise (PSP) morning with the
Christian life of the church.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan - Actions
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To establish a team or equip current staff with
suitable training to provide informal listening and
prayer for attendees, with signposting to other
professional services where appropriate.
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To address needs of attendees by inter alia
holding a series of c. four information evenings
over the course of the year on topics relevant
and helpful to those attending PSP (e.g. family
and parenting, marriage and relationships,
special needs).
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan
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To establish greater contact with the church
family through transition to Sunday morning
MiniZone, and through promoting relevant
church events at PSP.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan
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Objective 2
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To address the immediate needs of the
poorest in our community by developing the
existing support (weekly donations received)
for Storehouse North Down, particularly to
provide emergency supplies to households in
Holywood.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan
Actions
 To establish teams to sort and stack
donations, collate goods and prepare
hampers for recipient households
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To establish a smaller team (for continuity) to
deliver hampers directly to recipient
households within the Holywood area to
assist the current distributors.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan
Actions
 To work with Storehouse North Down and
partner churches in Holywood and third
party organizations e.g. CAP, to provide a
series of information evenings addressing key
needs of recipient households as already
identified by Storehouse managers: inc.
budgeting, cookery.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan
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Objective 3
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To train and equip the church body to pray
for those outside the church and to provide
prayer outside the church.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Community Action Plan - Actions
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To provide all church members with basic
training through teaching, study, fellowship group
resources in prayer ministry and use of the gifts
of the Holy Spirit as essential tools for building
the kingdom and church and blessing the
community.
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To identify and establish a place of prayer
outside the church grounds where prayer is
offered freely to members of the public by a
trained prayer ministry team.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Children Action Plan
Objective 1
 To strengthen the Minizone and Kidzone
Leaders Team through opportunities for
fellowship and training.
 To train and disciple the younger
volunteers
 To take advantage of externally oraganised
training opportunities for Minizone and
Kidzone leaders and volunteers.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Children Action Plan
Actions
 Two meetings to be arranged per term
for Team fellowship and training
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External training opportunities are
researched and leaders and volunteers
informed and encouraged to attend.
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2015 Mission Presentation
Children Action Plan
Objective 2
 a) To celebrate the progress of children in the
Sunday Kids Programme
 b) To give parents a flavor of the teaching
content and
 c) To encourage PSP parents to start coming
to the Family Service and involve their
children in Minizone
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2015 Mission Presentation
Children Action Plan
Actions
 Have a transition party to celebrate all
the children transitioning in the Kids’
Programme. Invite parents, including the
PSP parents and children.
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Create and give out a ‘Welcome Pack’ to
PSP parents whose children are the age
for Minizone.
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Mission 2015
Final Comments
Challenging
 Commitment, effort and prayer
 Refine
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